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Location of Heacham: Norfolk, East of England, England, United Kingdom.

Post Code for Heacham: PE31

Dialling Code for Heacham: 01485

Heacham Population: 4,707 (Census 2011)

Ordnance Survey Map Reference for Heacham: TF675372

A coastal village and popular holiday resort having some superb beaches, Heacham is situated in Norfolk, East Anglia, in between the resort of Hunstanton and the large town and port of Kings Lynn. Heacham has a populace of about five thousand inhabitants and is possibly most famous for its link with the Indian Pocahontas, who wedded John Rolfe, a tobacco grower, who originated in Heacham. Heacham is additionally widely known for its lavender fields, nurtured here by the Norfolk Lavender Ltd ever since they arrived in nineteen thirty two.

St Mary, Heacham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 310386Heacham began to be fashionable as a beach resort in in the mid-nineteenth century, simply because of the arrival of the rail line between Hunstanton and Kings Lynn at the beginning of the eighteen sixties. That also led to the Jubilee Bridge being constructed in the eighteen eighties replacing the olden wooden bridge. Heacham remains popular nowadays as a seaside resort, with both South Beach and North Beach being replete with caravan parks.

The beaches in this area are placed upon the easterly shoreline of The Wash, meaning it's one of the few beaches on the east coast of England where sunsets are visible over the sea as opposed to over the land.

Heritage of Heacham: It is in all probability more than 5 millenia since the earliest settlers emerged in the region around Heacham, the unearthing of Bronze Age and Neolithic relics, gives evidence of that. Human settlement continued in the area through the Iron Age and into the Roman era, though it was almost certainly not till the fifth century when the 1st true village was established there. The name is said to be derived from the name of a local Lord in the 1300s, Geoffrey de Hecham, however there isn't any strong evidence that this is true. The other thought is that the name originates from the local River Hitch.

Noted in the 1086 Domesday Book to be in the Smethdun (Smithdon) hundred, the village at this stage consisted of 143 households (quite large for this times) and the manor was governed by William of Warenne. Prior to the 1066 Norman Conquest the village was controlled by 2 Saxons, Alnoth and Toki of Walton. It was thereafter controlled by Cluniac Monks, right until following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII, when the Duke of Norfolk (Thomas Howard) became Lord of the Manor.

The eldest existing structure in the village is the St Mary the Virgin Church, which was built in Norman style and is dated twelve thirty, a bell in the tower is in fact even earlier than the church itself, dating from around eleven hundred, meaning it is one of the most ancient bells still surviving in England. Heacham's village sign plus a tablet within the church remind visitors of the historic links with Pocahontas, the red indian who wedded John Rolfe, of Heacham Hall, in Virginia in 1614. Pocahontas was just twenty two when she passed away 3 years later, nonetheless she left behind a son called Tom, he later on went back to America. The hall survived for centuries but was destroyed by fire in the 1940s.

In 1932 Norfolk Lavender Ltd was formed in Heacham with a partnership being set up between local nurseryman Linn Chilvers and a landowner Francis Dusgate, for the purpose of producing and distilling of lavender and associated products. In 1936 there were one hundred acres being cultivated. Ever since those early years the business has expanded appreciably, and different types have been produced. The lavender is currently exported all around the world.

The village can be entered from the the A149 or the B1454, it is about 5 kilometres (three miles) from Hunstanton, fourteen miles from King's Lynn, 43 miles from Norwich and about 118 miles from London.

A selection of Heacham streets and roads: Torrey Close, Malthouse Crescent, Sandringham Drive, Kenwood Road, Linn Chilvers Drive, Cedar Springs, Folgate Road, Victoria Close, Hadley Crescent, Collins Lane, Ingleby Close, Cross Way, New Row, Sunnyside, Blatchford Way, Hunstanton Road, Caley Street, Caius Close, Wilton Road, Cameron Close, Station Road, Forest Drive, Davy Place, Lords Lane, College Drive, Pound Lane, Woodend Road, Lynn Road, The Drift, High Street, Gymkhana Way, School Road, Rolfe Crescent, Johnson Crescent, Staithe Road, Gidney Drive, Lodge Road, Dix Close, Neville Road, Joyce Lane, North Beach, Broadway, Pine Mall, South Beach, Church Lane, St Marys Close, Jubilee Road, Witton Close, Meadow Road.

Attractions, places of interest, things to do and places to visit in and around Heacham: Lynn Museum, Wells Beach Leisure, St James Swimming Centre, Searles Sea Tours, St Edmunds Chaple Hunstanton, Paint Me Ceramics, Big Kidz Karting, Sandringham House, Parrot Sanctuary, Brancaster Bay, Holme Dunes National Nature Reserve, Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum, Castle Rising Castle, Walsingham Treasure Trail, Stubborn Sands, Church Farm Museum, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Snettisham Park, Holkham Hall, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Embassy Outdoor Swimming Pool, Grimston Warren, Skegness Pleasure Beach, Heacham Manor, Castle Acre Priory, Paint Pots, Playtowers, Tales of the Old Gaol House, Butlins - Skegness, Skegness Pier, Natureland Seal Sanctuary.

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